Murfreesboro, Tenn., safety prospect has collected seven scholarship offers to date

Murfreesboro, Tenn., safety prospect has collected seven scholarship offers to date

Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Oakland safety Kaleb Oliver continues to see his recruitment heat up, with scholarship offers from Power 5 conference programs increasing during recent weeks. 

Louisville extended an offer in February and have since been joined South Carolina and Mississippi State.  Homestate programs Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State and Austin Peay have also offered the 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety prospect.

"It's going pretty well," said Oliver, a three-star prospect.  "I have picked up seven offers."

A number of additional schools are taking a closer look at Oliver, along with four-star teammate Jacoby Stevens, visiting his school during the recent evaluation period.

We've had Alabama, Missouri, Memphis, Austin Peay, and a another handful of schools," he said.  "We have a lot of schools come by to check on me and Jacoby Stevens."

While schools are flocking to his school to express their interest, Oliver made the short trip north to Louisville last month for the program's annual Red-White spring game.  His experience, which included time visiting the campus and meeting with coaches, left him impressed. He was also impressed by what he saw on the field from the Cardinals.

"The spring game was a good look on their progress," he said.  "They are looking pretty good."

When meeting with the coaching staff, he learned that the U of L staff likes his drive and ability to be a physical player in the defensive backfield.

"They like my physicality," he said.  "I'm not scared to come down hill and make the hit."

As a junior, Oliver recorded 99 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks.  He also snagged five interceptions last fall.

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